Jupp Heynckes has described his first match back in the dugout at the Allianz Arena as a 'positive beginning' to the start of his fourth spell in charge of Bayern Munich.
The 72-year-old saw his side cruise to a 5-0 victory over SC Freiburg on Saturday, with Thomas Müller, Kingsley Coman, Thiago, Robert Lewandowski and Joshua Kimmich getting their names on the scoresheet to help gain points on Borussia Dortmund - a task that was helped by RB Leipzig's dramatic 3-2 victory at the Westfallenstadion in the Bundesliga's late kick-off.
""It was important to have a good start," Heynckes told the club website. "We're buoyed by it, it boosts our confidence and poise.
"Our positional play was good, we let the ball do the work. In our current situation, we shouldn't overestimate the 5-0 victory. It was good that the team wanted to score even more goals when they were two up.
"It was a positive beginning after the last few weeks."
Bayern Munich icon Müller, who will heavily contest the dubious goal panel's decision to rule his opening goal as a Julian Schuster own goal, also spoke following the final whistle.
"A nice moment! Of course, there was a lot of pressure, we wanted to turn in a good display at home straight away.
"I think we played quite well. We have to prepare for the next match with focus and prudence."